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Old 02-10-2019, 08:46 AM
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So after four years of putting together my Kitumba colony I finally have fry.

It has been an interesting journey. I started with 14 F1 Kitumba from Fisher at one inch. I grew them out for about 2 1/2 years, and then sold off 5 extra males. I kept growing the 3 males and 6 females out. I had internal parasite issues that left me with one male and three females. I ended buying 6 WC females to add to the group.

Over the last three months I have had 3 different females hold. The eggs would disappear, one day holding the next day eating and not holding. I had one female hold air bubbles. Last couple weeks I noticed on of my WC females excavating. A week later not eating and holding. During my water change yesterday I pulled some fry and have them tumbling.

I hope this is the beginning, but it was worth it. I see a lot of folks selling their fronts, it takes a long time and patience to get these guys to breed, but it is worth it. I was like a kid on Christmas pulling those fry.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:34 PM
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Badass congrats! Definitely rewarding after all the work that you put into it!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:11 PM
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How many eggs did you get? Do you see heads and tails yet?
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:17 AM
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Only 4 eggs, and yes there are heads and tails. Another female had a tube down yesterday afternoon.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:18 AM
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Congrats. It can definitely take patience getting a group right sometimes.

Don't know where yours are at this point or if you're already familiar with timing of their development, but here's a thread on it.
http://www.cyphos.com/forums/showthr...hlight=process
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:04 AM
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Congratulations!
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:29 PM
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That's awesome man! Congrats!
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Congratulations! Many more to come I expect.

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Old 02-16-2019, 08:48 AM
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As I was doing my weekly water change I noticed another female holding a big mouth full. This has escalated quickly......
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For my Kapampas I am at the 2 year mark. 1 Male and 4 females. the females have been dropping tubes for the past year, I think I am waiting on the male to make a move, but nothing yet.
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